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Internazionale coach Walter Mazzarri admits it was not easy to forget last Sunday's heavy defeat at home against Cagliari.

The Nerazzurri were second best to Zdenek Zeman's side and Mazzarri insist that the players are bitterly disappointed but are ready to move on ahead of tomorrow's Europa League game.

"The lads are sorry for what happened, just like I am," Mazzarri said during Wednesday's press conference.

"We tried to understand what went wrong and those who will not feature tomorrow will also say I made an error of judgement in respect to game intensity.

"Tomorrow will be a different game, or at least we'll try to play a different game in terms of running, we'll do our best to show that [Cagliari] was a one-off.

Asked when midfielder Mateo Kovacic will resume training, the manager said: "I hope he gets some rest and that he shrugs off the minor injury. I will hopefully have him back [in training] on Friday.

"[The full-backs?] Only two are fit, Nagatomo and D'Ambrosio; the others are sidelined.

"Obi played on the wing in the past and I liked what I saw but at the moment we have natural players for these roles so I'm relaxed. I'm curious to see how Nagatomo and D'Ambrosio perform tomorrow.

"He [Nagatomo] felt he was to blame [for Sunday's defeat] but I assured him it was just a bad day at the office. He's a top player, he enjoyed a great season last year."

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